Equivalent charge of photons and neutrinos in a plasma

J.T. Mendonça, L. Oliveira e Silva, R. Bingham, N.L. Tsintsadze, P.K. Shukla, J.M. Dawson

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It is suggested that it is possible to define an equivalent electric charge for an intense laser pulse (which can be described as a photon bunch) propagating in a plasma. It is also shown that this equivalent charge can be a source of new radiation processes in an inhomogeneous plasma. The results are extended to the case of a neutrino bunch, which is coupled to the plasma by weak nuclear forces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-377
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 1998


  • accelerator
  • neutrino
  • plasma
  • pulse
  • radiation


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